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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Weekend Update

On Thursday I decided to skip ward rounds and morning meetings, because I was just not interested in waking up early and since they spoke only Hungarian, there is really no reason I should be there. But oh well that led to me arriving late for the surgery I scheduled for which was by 8.30am. The surgeons were so mad at me. I almost even got punished to do an extra week. But amidst all the anger and shouting thrown at me, one of the surgeon made a very important point, He said you don't expect the surgery to wait for you (yes he reminded me, I'm just an intern the bottom of the medical ladder), and I learnt something very important from that statement, I have this slogan I always use to state which I learnt, "No need to rush it will wait for you if you are important". I looked around the room trying to think who is the important one here? You will guess the Main surgeon right? Wrong, if he doesn't show up the second surgeon or another surgeon will do the job, the surgery won't wait for him. The important person there is the patient, Always the patients are the most important people. So yes as a doctor we better rush to the hospital always. Lesson learnt.

I was on Call last night, and let me just say this, this is my first over night call ever, Yay!!! Oh well all I can tell you is that you dread hearing the phone in the call room ring.

 I was there from 8pm and decided to stay up till I am called, 10:30pm still nothing so I decided to sleep a little and 12:30am the phone rings.. Oh boy, was I confused yes. But I got up changed into my scrubs, and got to the OR, to my greatest delight the surgeon was like "it must be so annoying to be be called at this time of the night", hell yes it is. But we scrubbed in, the surgery was done and it went great at least I didn't sleep off when retracting. At the end of they day, even thou we complain about being called at odd hours or having to work for long hours, its always a joy to serve/help other people and I'm learning to love what I do.

Have a lovely week everyone. Stay positive and put on a smile on your face no matter what.


Myne Whitman said...

Your last paragraph sure put a smile on my face. God bless doctors. Have a lovely week dear.

2cute4u said...

You remind me of my best friend who's a doctor and when she was doing her internship..
Love reading your experiences and I learn..

Hirra said...

awwh thanks so much ladies..

Damilola Jewel said...

your story sure came funny..i think it always happens like that..just when u decide to close ur goes the buzzer and u have to get running...
nyc one


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